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August 2019

The Farmer & the Land: A Farm-to-Table Harvest Dinner

August 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Red Fire Farm, 7 Carver Street
Granby, MA 01033 United States
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Kestrel Land Trust and CISA (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture) invite you to a special farm-to-table dinner to celebrate farmers and the land that sustains us all. Join us on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Red Fire Farm in Granby…

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Pollinator Walk with Charley Eiseman

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Amherst, MA Amherst, MA United States + Google Map

Each plant in a meadow is host to its own thriving community of pollinators, predators, prey, and parasites. Be prepared to move slowly and look closely as we explore and search for the insects that depend on plants and that…

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September 2019

Hawk Watch from the Summit House

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hadley, ma

As the summer season shifts to autumn, a great migration gets underway as birds large and small take to the skies for warmer climates. Join Dave King, U.S. Forest Service Wildlife Biologist, and Dan Ziomek, host of the long-running show…

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Photo Exhibit “At the Water’s Edge” to Benefit Kestrel

September 25 - November 7
Loomis Village, 20 Bayon Drive
South Hadley, 01075 United States
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Pink sunrise by Ray Hubbe

Photographer Ray Hubbe will be presenting a new exhibit of his work called "At the Water's Edge" beginning September 25 at Loomis Village in South Hadley. The collection of photos examines the various scenes, objects and activity one encounters where…

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Fort River Clean-up & River Festival

September 28 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Groff Park, 83 Mill Lane
Amherst, MA 01004 United States
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Fort River at Conte Refuge

Get your feet wet and your hands dirty in the Fort River! On Saturday, September 28, from 9:30 to noon, join the new Fort River Watershed Association to pick up trash in and along the river beginning at Groff Park…

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October 2019

Volunteer Workshop: Constructing the “Kestrel Kiosk”

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pelham Pelham, MA United States + Google Map
kiosk building

Do you like working with wood? Do you enjoy small-scale construction projects? Please attend this inaugural workshop for Kestrel volunteers interested in using their construction skills to build trail-related structures to welcome visitors to conserved lands! This introductory workshop will…

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Natural History of Brewer Brook Forest with Laurie Sanders

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Williamsburg

Forests are one of our most effective natural tools for fighting climate change. Large forested areas that are mostly unbroken by roads and other development are also beneficial for providing enough space for wildlife to live and roam. The newly…

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Saw-WHAT? Saw-whet! Owl Banding Demonstration

October 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Amherst, MA Amherst, MA United States
Saw Whet Owl in tree

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL! THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST! Small enough to sit in your hand, the elusive Northern Saw-whet Owl is known to migrate between summer and winter habitats. On Saturday, October 26 at 7:30 pm come meet…

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November 2019

Climate Change & Your Town: Westhampton

November 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road
Westhampton, MA 01027 United States
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The rallying cry "Think Global, Act Local" is just as relevant as ever, as the challenges of climate change hit home here in the Valley. How does the way we use the land in our own communities make climate change…

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Cows & Conservation: A Special Farm Tour

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Barstow’s Dairy Farm, 172 Hockanum Road
Hadley, MA 01035 United States
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Cows grazing at bottom of autumn hillside on Mt Holyoke

In 2014, the Barstow family worked with Kestrel and the Commonwealth to place an Agricultural Preservation Restriction (APR) on 123 acres of their farmland, preserving it forever. The Barstows reinvested the funds from the sale of the APR back into…

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